Stefano Ghisolfi has joined the most elite climbers in the world by sending a 5.15c with the repeat of Perfecto Mundo in Spain.
Ghisolfi said after, “After so many days trying this route, I can’t believe it actually happened, I just climbed the hardest route I’ve ever tried. I spent 32 days here at the crag, falling many times at the same move, but this time I grabbed for the first time that pinch and it felt unreal and I didn’t any mistakes and went to the top with a perfect flow.
“I can finally join the 9b+ [5.15c] club of Adam Ondra, Chris Sharma and Alex Megos. Without them it wouldn’t be possible to push this limit. Thanks Chris for bolting this beautiful (and hard) route, thanks Alex for climbing this route for the first time and made me realize it was possible. And obviously thanks to Sara Grippo, the best supporter ever, in every conditions she was here with me.”
@steghiso has done it! Stefano completed the 2nd ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+ after @alexandermegos. Stefano is a really inspiring for me when it comes to dedicating himself towards his goals and not giving up. We climbed quite lot together in Arco @gardatrentino and knowing him and his climbing, I was sure he would do it on this trip if he was given a chance of weather window in this rainiest year in Catalunya in the history (maybe not, but it rained a lot). He was given a chance and he crushed it. Good job man! Pic of @javipec using our common sponsor @lasportivagram shoes Solution – best choice for pocketed Margalef.
Ondra sent La Dura Dura, the first confirmed 5.15c, in 2013 with Sharma sending not long after. For five years, nobody else had sent 5.15c, not until this spring. Ondra is the only climber to send 5.15d with his first ascent of Silence in Norway.
On May 9, Megos, 24, made the first ascent of the Perfecto Mundo, which both Sharma and Megos say is 5.15c.
Perfecto Mundo climbs a steep, overhanging roof into a vertical wall with powerful moves. The crux is near the top, after a series of big pulls and into a dynamic move from a mono pocket to a pinch.